Jill at Breaking the Spine hosts Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly event encouraging bookbloggers take Wednesdays to feature an upcoming book they're excited about.
This week's offering I discovered indirectly through Twitter. Martha McPhee started following me, so I visited her Web site to see who she was. There, I discovered her latest novel, Dear Money, which sadly will not be published until June of 2010.
Before I even got to the description, I was hooked by this comment from Joseph O'Neill (Joseph O'Neill!!!!): "a skilled, always gripping satire of our foolish age."
The description of the actual book sounds great too. It begins, "In this Pygmalion tale of a novelist turned bond trader, Martha McPhee brings to life the greed and riotous wealth of New York during the heady days of the second gilded age."
Visit Martha McPhee's Web site to read more about it!